"Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." G. Meir
POSSIBILITY... that was week's 1 motivation for me. The possibility to be stronger, physically and mentally. The possibility to reshape my body. The possibility to stick to something longer than I ever have before. This was the mental shift I had to make to wrap my head around sticking to a program for 80 days. Knowing this program was coming, I added an additional incentive... I intentionally ate my way through the holidays. I wanted to see first-hand the ups and downs of this program and how it was going to shape me (and my little back/ side softness).
Let's start with before photos...
I weighed in at 117.6 Sunday night. Interesting enough, Friday morning (end of week 1), I weighed 118. But I knew not to panic. It is typical for your weight to go up when you start a new workout program. Your body goes into shock, your muscles are swollen and need time to repair.
It's take me some time to get used to eating so often. I love the concept of timed-nutrition because you are so much more intentional about fueling your body what it needs when it needs it. It just makes sense. I'm going to be honest. I thought I could handle it without having to set a timer but not so. Lesson learned! I also realized I have to take time to plan out my weekends. I can't just play it by ear because then I don't follow my meal options really well and more importantly, end up skipping important food groups. That being said, it was not difficult to follow at restaurants (although the garlic rolls dipped in butter that my family was having were calling my name). You just want to make sure you have either good self-control OR you beg your family/friends to help with temptations. Good luck! ;o)
Loved the variety. I can see that this can easily become my favorite program. Some days you use weights. Some days you use bands and/or sliders. Some days there is no equipment needed or a combination of everything. I can see the importance of the bands and sliders on really helping you engage your core when working on other parts of your body. When Saturday's Cardio Flow came around, I frowned (not a big fan of Cardio) but it turned out to be my favorite. I almost felt like it was a dance routine you needed to memorize.
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